There are many ways to decorate a high wall. Either because you want to hide its height, or because every time you look at it you see it empty and disproportionate to the rest of the room, these ideas that we are going to see below will help you decorate that high wall that is taking you out of your boxes for not knowing what to do with it. Let’s see them.
DECORATE A HIGH WALL WITH MIRRORS
This solution to decorate high walls is not the cheapest, as it requires you to buy several mirrors (depending on the height of the walls) but it is a very decorative solution that can give a touch of style to your entire space. Not to mention that mirrors visually expand the space and multiply the light. Of course, choose them carefully and put them meticulously well because if you don’t do it like that you can create a very ornate wall. It is a somewhat risky solution, but it is worth it.
If it seems excessive, let’s see the following idea to decorate a high wall that is much simpler and cheaper to carry out:
PAINT THE WALL IN TWO TONES
This is one of the most effective solutions to decorate a high wall that there is, as well as fast and economical. It is about creating a baseboard painted at a certain height (the one you really want) in the lower part with the darker tone, and the rest of the wall, the upper part, paint it a lighter tone. In a weekend you have it done.
I am not telling you an exact height to paint the baseboard below, because there is no standard measurement. So I could tell you to paint a plinth at 1.10 m. high as the one we see above these lines is painted, as well as telling you to paint a plinth or the wall at two meters high, as the one we see just below is painted, and the two forms would be correct:
If you decide to paint the wall at a height of about 2 meters, as the wall we see above is painted in blue, you will achieve the visual effect that the wall is lower, since painting a wall like this makes the ceiling “lowered”, visually speaking, of course, and provided that the ceiling and the upper part of the wall are painted the same color.
It is one of the many visual effects that we can achieve with paint. There are other ways to decorate a tall wall with paint in addition to these two techniques that we just saw, like the one we see below:
CREATE A GEOMETRIC MOSAIC
This solution for painting and decorating a high wall is extremely versatile, as we can apply as many colors as we want, and create a totally personalized mosaic, not only in colors but also in shapes. That said, this idea works so well because the height of the wall is perfectly integrated into the mosaic, and it does not seem like an extra and long part that is left over, but, as I say, the height of the wall itself, when integrating and being part mosaic works in our favor, making the drawing more impressive. Continuing with the resource of painting to decorate high walls, here is another good idea:
CREATE A FRAME TO DECORATE HIGH WALLS
Regardless of the visual effect that this technique can provide, what matters here is that it is a great way to decorate a high wall because we “fill in” that uncomfortable upper part of the high walls that we do not know how to fill it or what to put to decorate it. So, in this case, this is solved in the simplest way possible: It is filled with paint. You can either paint only a baseboard or molding on the top, or create a kind of frame that surrounds the entire perimeter of the wall, both vertically and horizontally.
ALL TO THE WHITE
Take a good look at this room that we see upstairs with high walls. It has practically bare walls, without many ornaments or decorative elements, and it is perfect. By having both the ceiling and walls painted in the same white, the limits are blurred and the contrast and perception of the high wall disappears, since it seems that both walls and ceiling are “a whole”. Sometimes the simplest is the most effective. On many more occasions than we think. Don’t you want to put decorations, paper or paint or other elements to decorate your high walls? Then paint both the ceiling and the walls the same white. He has no more. Painting aside, we have many other resources to decorate a high wall and fill it, as we see below:
PICTURES AND ART IN LARGE FORMAT TO DECORATE AND FILL HIGH WALLS
It can be a single large-format painting, as we see in the living room with high walls above, or it can be several paintings. No matter. The fact is that large-format paintings are perfect for decorating high walls, as they cover a large piece of wall. In addition, paintings are elements that we all have in our collective imagination decorating walls. They do not look strange, they are common, even if they are in an XXL format like the one we see.
BRANCHES TO DECORATE HIGH WALLS
Another solution to decorate a very high wall is to use natural tree branches and hang them on the wall as we see in the bedroom with high walls above. It is an ingenious solution, which will not take you more than a Saturday morning to apply it, and well, totally free. It may not work for all the walls of your house, because it would be repetitive, but it can be used to decorate a very high wall with an original decorative accent.
The shelves not only “fill” the walls, but we can take advantage of them to put elements with a certain height on them so that they still fill the height of the wall more. Look in the bedroom upstairs, how the shelf on the wall has a tall painting, decorating the upper part of the walls with total naturalness.
MOLDINGS TO DECORATE HIGH WALLS
This spectacular bedroom that we see just above, in addition to the beautiful frame with blue floral wallpaper, has simple moldings that give character and personality to the entire wall. And it is precisely these moldings that decorate the high wall. If there were not that spectacular headboard, the wall would still be equally well decorated. Nowadays, it is no longer necessary to resort to heavy plaster moldings.
We have many firms that sell extruded polystyrene (cork) moldings, which do not weigh anything, are very inexpensive, and are glued to the wall with a simple mounting adhesive. So on a weekend morning, you can decorate any high wall you have at home. If you like this idea, you have at your disposal hundreds, thousands of photographs on the internet of walls decorated with moldings, to inspire you and create a pattern that goes with your style.
USE PENDANT LAMPS
A pendant lamp is a good idea to decorate a tall wall. By having an element suspended from the ceiling downwards, the height of the wall makes sense, and it no longer seems like an empty space to be filled. In a bedroom is where we can best perform this technique since we can put two hanging lamps, one for each table. Although if the high wall or walls that we want to decorate are in the living room, we could also do it, as we see below:
Notice that after television, there is nothing more up. A completely empty space that has neither a painting nor a decorative element, and it doesn’t look bad, you don’t see an empty wall. That’s thanks to the pendant light, which makes the height of the wall make sense.
PUT SHELVES ON TOP OF THE WALLS
This solution for decorating high walls is not only decorative, but also practical. And is that if we lack storage space at home, why not use the height of the walls, the vertical space to add some furniture? You have shelves of all types, sizes and styles to find the ones that best suit your space, and to be able to use the height of the walls to gain a useful storage space.
WALLPAPER, PHOTOMURALS, BRICK IMITATION PANELS …
It is true that that high wall that we see is lined with natural brick, but what I want to show you is the possible idea that you can use to decorate your high wall. You can use imitation brick wallpaper, some mural, 3D vinyl tiles imitation of stone or brick, etc. The point is, since there is a high wall with presence, why not decorate it in a big way and create a great focal point? I’m not telling you that you look at all the walls of your living room like this, but one of them, since you can achieve a most attractive result. You only have to look at the room above these lines to realize that what I say is true.
WEAR A CLOTHING
Fashion and decoration are closer than it seems. And, although I will not go into details, we can also use an item of clothing to decorate a high wall. It should be a special garment, that has some meaning for you, or that simply fits wonderfully with the decorative style of the space. Look in the bedroom upstairs, how they have used a blue kimono to decorate the headboard wall, and the result is spectacular. A simple piece of clothing has solved the complicated issue of decorating high walls.